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ESPA goes out with a whimper without having passed GENDA

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ESPA goes out with a whimper not the bang of having passed GENDA by Pauline Park On Dec. 12, the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it would be shutting down the Pride Agenda — which so many people over the years have called ‘ESPA’ — and its Foundation, though its political action committee will […]

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Pride & Division in Queens (GCN, 6.28.02)

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Pride and Division in Queens Two gay candidates look strong but a flap dogs one By Paul Schindler Gay City News, 6.28.02 Even as two longtime gay leaders in Queens look to become the borough’s first out elected officials, a divisive flap over one of the candidates threatens to undermine the unity that might otherwise […]

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NYAGRA on TG inclusion in SONDA (2002)

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SONDA and Transgender Inclusion in Pending State Legislation by Pauline Park Member, NYAGRA Board of Directors January 2002 Recently, there has been much discussion within the transgender community in New York City about the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA), the ‘gay rights bill’ currently pending in the New York state legislature. I would like to take this opportunity to […]

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Transgender Equality: a profile of Pauline Park (6.19.00)

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Pauline Park: a profile from Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists & Policymakers As coordinator of a legislative work group that includes city council members, transgender-supportive allies, and other members of  the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, Pauline Park is one of the key players in the initiative to amend New York City’s […]

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City implements trans rights (NY Blade, 4.22.05)

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City implements trans rights Local Law 3 amends the city’s Human Rights Law to protect gender identity and expression By Mike Lavers New York Blade News Friday, April 22, 2005 As a transsexual, Justine Nicholas said she often feels like Nora in the last act of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.” This sense of isolation was only compounded […]

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Giuliani & Transgender Rights: The Untold Story

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La Rudia Giuliani & Transgender Rights: The Untold Story by Pauline Park 10 July 10 2007 BigQueer.com As Rudolph William Louis Giuliani pursues his candidacy for for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, the former mayor of New York City is almost invariably described by the mainstream media as “pro-gay rights.” That reputation is largely based on a […]

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Bloomberg veto of NYC DASA bill (GCN letter to the editor, 9.21.04)

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Gay City News LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Protecting Youth and Trans New Yorkers September 21, 2004 To the Editor: Nicholas Boston’s excellent report on the enactment of the Dignity in All Schools Act (“Council Overrides Very Glib Bloomberg,” September 16-22) quotes Mayor Michael Bloomberg referring to the Dignity for All Schools Act (DASA) as a […]

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Brooklyn Gay Democrats Turn 25 (GCN, 4.18.03)

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Pauline Park & Carl Eden receiv Pride At Work awards Brooklyn Gay Democrats Turn 25 In a first, top Lambda honor goes to non-Brooklynite, Tom Duane By Mick Meenan Gay City News 18 April 2003 A host of Democratic officials gathered in Brooklyn Saturday, April 12, to join the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Lambda […]

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Council to Vote on Harassment Bill (GCN, 4.29.04)

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Council to Vote on Harassment Bill Legislation mandates staff training, reporting on bullying, gender identity, queer issues By Nicholas Boston Gay City News 29 April 2004 David Mensah, executive director of the Hetrick Martin Institute, was among those who testified for a city student dignity bill on April 26. (Pictured at September 2003 rally for […]